Following the passage of several pieces of legislation in states like Tennessee and Florida placing bans on drag events from being held in front of children and on public property, actor Kevin Bacon and his wife took to social media to showcase their animosity toward the bills. In a cringe-worthy 14-second video posted to Twitter, the liberal couple did a series of provocative dances while wearing shirts that said, “Drag is an art, and drag is a right.” While leftists have posited that such legislation is an attack on the drag “art form,” perhaps we as Americans should stop asking why children shouldn’t see drag queens and start asking why drag queens crave an audience of children.
By David Ng; April 24, 2023
Hollywood couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have thrown their support behind drag queen performances for children, saying laws that ban such performances represent “bad karma.”
In a video posted to Bacon’s Twitter account, the couple are seen wearing matching t-shirts saying: “Drag is an art. Drag is a right.”
Bacon captioned the clip: “#DragBans are bad karma. Right now, drag performers and the LGBTQIA+ community need our help.”
The Footloose actor encouraged his followers to support the ACLU’s “Drag Defense Fund” — an effort whose stated goal is to raise money “in support of the ACLU’s LGBTQ+ rights work.” He also directed followers to his own non-profit organization, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
The post concludes with the hashtag “#DragIsaRight.”
A growing number of states, including Florida and Tennessee, are prohibiting drag performances in front of children, citing the frequently raunchy and sexual nature of drag shows.
Tennessee’s law, which was passed in February, restricts drag queen shows and other sexually explicit acts from taking place in front of children or on public property where children may be present. As Breitbart News reported, a federal judge has temporarily blocked the law, claiming it was “likely both vague and overly-broad.”
The state laws have prompted a number of celebrities to protest, including pop star Lizzo, who recently performed in Tennessee with RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni in defiance of the state’s recently passed anti-grooming legislation.